We are rolling out a pilot one-to-one program with MacBook Airs in our school district. I just wanted to start a thread to see if anyone had any management tips, best practices, or pitfalls to watch for?
As the new school year creeps closer, I find myself to be more stressed daily.
Have policy written that spells out what you do when X happens, such as a student loses a laptop, damages a laptop, etc etc etc.
We are happy with the airs here hardware wise over the macbooks we started with.
Be prepared for... everything... to happen.
As @CasperSally said, policy will help everyone. It's impossible to plan for all the things that will be thrown your way but go ahead and get a good process in place for things such as
Shoot me an email email@example.com We'd be happy to share what we've learned over the past 21 years of our 1:1 implementation along with our existing policies and procedures. It might give you a good reference and base from all of our successes and failures. Every school and district is different. That said, it's just too much to post here.
Thanks for the mention. I'm happy to share with anyone what we've learned over the last 4 years of our 1:1 laptop program (1000 MacBook Pros; now Airs). We have lots and lots of resources on our website (www.mka.org) and some are mentioned in my presentation linked above. Feel free to contact me.